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of these nine states. in new hampshire. and if you look at north carolina, you can see governor romney had been ahead in north carolina, but the latest poll out of north carolina now shows the north carolina race to be tied 46-46. here's the other number you need to know about north carolina right now. it is that one. 30,000. that's the number of voters who are on the north carolina voting rolls that a self-appointed, supposedly nonpartisan tea party outfit has announced should be stripped from the rolls. 30,000 people need to be dropped off the north carolina voting rolls because the tea party group determined the 30,000 voters are all dead people. and the group is, therefore, challenging those voter registrations now in north carolina with the election less than 50 days away. couple of weeks ago this group calling itself the voter integrity project in north carolina delivered a list of almost 30,000 names to that state's board of elections. the group's leader said that 90% of the names on the list should be taken off the rolls for sure and handed those names to the election officials. they go
, university of maryland -- north carolina i debated former vermont governor about the role of government. i hope i convince them but i don't know. when everything it is important we have an open debate. and traditionally that is what universities were supposed to be about. open debate. but college campuses often are not. two reasons. some have speech codes of what you cannot say. some are so liberal libertarians and conservatives are ostracized if they speak up. you had a student here? >> 2010. and robert studies free-speech and is with fire the foundation for individual rights and education. hadley, you were not very political. what happened? >> i have opinions but struggled what i believe, when to speak up, and when to be quiet. john: the because of friends ? >> there were a variety of students that were very mature but others who could be loudmouth that overshadows the culture with a small group to make a lot of noise it can be intimidating. congressmen tom 10 credo was invited but the speech never happened. john: he has positions on immigration that you disagree. i am not in alignment w
to north carolina. also a new ad out this morning called heavy load airing in six battleground states. the obama campaign attacks romney's tax plan and makes the middle class appeal. we'll hear from democrats all week. >> the middle class is carrying a heavy load in america, but mitt romney doesn't see it. romney hits the middle class harder and hits millionaires with a bigger break. is that the way forward for america? >> even as the president tries to cast this campaign as a choice between two competing igs visions for america, where it comes to the question whether americans are better off than they were four years ago, the obama campaign remains a little on the defensive, or at least they did sunday. take a listen. >> -- we were this close to a great depression because the leadership of this president, we stayed that off, we're in the beginning of recovery. >> are we where we need to be, no? >> can you honestly say people are better off today than four years ago? >> no. but that's not the question of this election. >> people want to know about the first term? simple. general motor
here in north carolina, campaigning this hour across the state in greenville, where he will be speaking moments from now. >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in charlotte. obviously these crowds are here for the democratic national convention. the big headline greeting them today is at dnc begins, romney gains. a new poll today shows that romney is now up by four, outside the margin of error, in a state the president won barely four years ago. joining me now to talk about all of this and the democratic re-election strategy, nancy pelosi. welcome. you obviously have a cheering section here and a lot of happy democrats. the sun is shining and this is a very big day but let's talk about that poll that greeted them today, the headlines in the paper. it is a struggle in north carolina. this is a state after all that passed an amendment to its state constitution against gay rights so you have a conservative state, you have 9.6% unemployment in north carolina. what's the strategy? >> well, the president, obviously the presidential race is about the long run. in this case, we are coming righ
cable arena in charlotte, north carolina-- site of the 2012 democratic national convention. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff from our skybox overlooking the place where thousands of delegates will gather tomorrow. >> ifill: we begin this holiday with a look at the state of the labor movement, traditionally a critical base of democratic party support. >> woodruff: we preview the week and ask deputy campaign manager stephanie cutter about the obama team's goals. >> ifill: then we examine the challenges ahead for the democrats floor reporter ray suarez talks to pollster andy kohut. >> woodruff: with the festivities here in a southern city, we assess what the party needs to do to win the south in november. >> ifill: and why conventions can be an important organizing tool. hari sreenivasan reports on the effort to win battleground north carolina's 15 electoral votes. >> woodruff: plus gwen and i will be joined here tonight and every night this week for insight and analysis from newshour regulars mark shields and david brooks. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "news
-- north carolina seems more jazzed and more excited. it is a smaller and more intimate venue appeared maybe they have a lot more delegates than the republicans did. but on tv, coming across as a more enthusiastic audience. that may affect the quality of the show. it also seems to me, having watched two of these, the narrative that the democrats have built has really been clear as they work up to the final speaker in both nights. the star speakers, the keynote two nights ago and michelle obama and last night with bill clinton, the really were strong. i think mitt romney had a good performance, not great, but good. mrs. romney had a good performance, not great, but good p.m. altogether, based on purely show this factor, the democrats so far may be putting out a better show. but at the end of the day, i have to be honest with you. i don't think conventions matter as much as they used to. i think what mitt romney is doing right now, getting ready for the debate, i think that will determine the election, these three debates. >> we have been keeping track of bill clinton's convention appear
to defend. 15 electoral votes in the state of north carolina where he won by 14,000 votes in 2008. the last democratic presidential candidate to win this state before barack obama, jimmy carter in 1976. >>> looking ahead to november, a new poll shows the president will have a tough fight here in north carolina if he wants to win again. among likely voters, mitt romney right now leads the race, it's tight, 47-43. good reason now, you can see democrats chose this state to put on their biggest show. one of the first orders of business this afternoon will be to adopt a party platform. which democrats unveiled last night. it echoed president obama's call for higher taxes on wealthier americans, while backing same-sex marriage and abortion rights. the platform says the economy is growing again and that al qaeda is at its weakest since the attacks of september 11th, 2001. >>> tonight's keynote address will be given by san antonio mayor, julian castro, a 37-year-old harvard law graduate, seen as an up-and-comer in the party and it will wrap up with a speech by first lady michelle obama. tonight's f
, next from charlotte, north carolina. >> good morning and welcome to charlotte, north carolina. home of the 2012 democratic national convention. >> martha: this week the democrats kick off their big bash, america's newsroom, live from charlotte, starts, right now. now. ♪ captioning by, closed captioning services, inc. >> 10:00 in charlotte and president obama and mitt romney chasing each other in key battleground states and governor romney holding rallies in cincinnati and florida, yesterday, where he wants to capitalize on the momentum after his party's convention in tampa. we have moved up the road, haven't we? good morning, everybody, welcome to charlotte, north carolina. this will be our home for the next week, i'm bill hemmer, how are you doing, martha. >> martha: good, we are getting settled in, i'm martha mccallum. good morning, everybody, governor romney speaking to big crowds and tapped the president as a failed coach of a struggling team. here's how he said that: >> the president's answer to times like this is -- he said play golf, that is true... but... [laughter]. >> hi
>>megyn: welcome back to the time-warner cable arena in charlotte, north carolina. this is usually a basketball facility. would plays here? the charlotte bobcats. if you want to watch a sports fan, you should not be watching me but you should stay tuned for shepard smith who has made it to charlotte. he is ready to continue programming with you. welcome back. >>shepard: there is no hurricane. have you had a nice time? >>megyn: no one is here. >>shepard: good to see you. the democrats are not the only ones campaigning here this week. we will have details on the speech from the vice presidential nominee, paul ryan, in his key battleground state. with a day until the democratic national convention kicks off, we are learning more about the platform on issues from economy, to abortion, to immigration rights. and across the state of louisiana and the gulf coast, hundreds of thousands are reportedly without power after the complete drenching from the hurricane. we are live in new orleans. it is all coming up, unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b" this afternoon. firs
09/07/12 09/07/12 [captioning made possible by democracy now!] >> from charlotte, north carolina, this is "democracy now!" we are breaking with convention: war, peace, and the presidency. we are broadcasting from the democratic-to convention, inside and out. >> we don't think the government can solve all our problems, but we don't think the government is the source of all of our problems. any more than our welfare recipients or corporations or unions or immigrants or gays, or any other group we're told to blame for our troubles. >> president obama accepts the democratic nomination in charlotte, asking voters for four more years. we host a debate on the obama presidency with glen ford of black agenda report and michael eric dyson, professor at georgetown university. >> what is it going to be like under romney and ryan? like that song, if you think you're lonely now, wait until overnight. see how extremely difficult and complicated and nightmarish our future could be. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy go
ready to go. democrats in north carolina will kick off their 2012 convention in earnest. and this year the obama campaign says their voters are getting more excited in the build p up the president's speech thursday night rkt in which they are expecting 65,000 people to attend live. day one of the convention, a big night for the party. debb eber b eber debbie wassermz will gavel it in. 7:00, delegates will see a video message from former president jimmy carter. after 10:00, we'll hear from key note speaker and rising democratic star 37-year-old san antonio mayor hualien castro, the first latino to ever deliver that address. and then all eyes on the first lady. michelle obama will deliver what's expected to be a strong defense of her husband. the first lady sexpected to be character witness describing the tough decisions the president has had to make. >> he failed peopilled people w this hundred running for president, make grandiose statements and promises which are just not true. >> meanwhile the president's other chief defender vice president joe biden is jumping right i
excited you're from north carolina line -- so named for the band who was here in 1986. we're at the imaginon theatre,, joe an are here to entertain usn tonight dnc host city. we are in tampa at the republican national convention. we are slowly working our way back home. >> we're not better off than we were four years ago. >> hope and change were elected four years ago. and where has that gotten us. this president cannot tell us that you're better off today when we took office. sure he can [bleep] hey, mr. president, it's still a free country until obama gets re-elected. no -- he got me again. at the republican convention, are you better off? no. now the next day of the 1kreu79d 1kreu79d -- scripted dance, do the journalist -- can you honestly say that people are better off today than they were four years ago? >> that's not the question of this selection. >> see, it's just a scripted dance where, wait a second. [laughter] do you know the democratic governor of maryland say. >> no,. [laughter] >> all right one surrogate down. on axelrod, on color, on swap. david can you ho
:00 the president making a final campaign stop before he heads to charlotte, north carolina, to accept the democratic nomination. speaking in the battleground state of virginia, the president offered a bit of preview of the prime time speech this thursday night. >> on thursday night i will offer what i believe is a better path forward. a path that will create good jobs and strengthen our middle class and grow our economy. >>shepard: the president has blamed the predecessor for getting the economy in the mess that it is and when a school come reporter asked him to grade the performance he gave himself an incomplete. >> what grade to you give yourself? i would say "incomplete." historically after the big financial crises where a lot of people are dealing with debt or a collapse of the housing market, that creates bigger challenges and we are seeing this not just in the united states but around the world. >>shepard: this is not the first time the president is giving himself an incomplete on the economy but with 60 days until the election the republican rivals are pouncing. a fox poll foun
four terms as president. >> sir, as we talk about what's facing your state, north carolina, unemployment rose under the first part of the president's term, currently higher than the national average. are the people of north carolina in your estimate ace better off since the president was elected four years ago? >> i think the whole nation is better off than they were four years ago, because we were in the ditch. we were absolutely in the ditch. we were in the second worst depression/recession that we have ever had in this country, so yes, people are still struggling, but we are a heck of a lot better off than four years ago. >> sir, headline in "the charlotte observer" reads polls give romney small lead in north carolina in presidential race. the poll is finding the president has this excitement gap within north carolina. sir, can you hear me or no? sir, can you still hear me? >> i can hear you from the grand canyon again. >> this is better than nothing. >> okay. >> let's talk about, in addition to an excitement gap going on in north carolina, there is north carolina's demo
09/05/12 09/05/12 [captioning made possible by democracy now!] >> from charlotte, north carolina, this is "democracy now!" breaking with convention -- war, peace, and the presidency. we are broadcasting from the democratic nafta convention. >> if a young preacher could lift us to the mountaintop with his courageous dream and proud american can be who they are and boldly stand at the altar with who they love, then surely, surely, we can give everyone in this country a fair chance at that great american dream. michelle obama on the opening of the democratic national convention. we will air excerpts of her speech as well as fair pay advocate lilly ledbetter and san antonio mayor julian castro. then no paper, no fear. 10 undocumented activists are arrested for blocking a street just outside the time warner cable arena. >> fighting for our rights, our rights to work, our rights to be with our families. >> that it is party time. at&t, duke energy and time warner, coca-cola and bank of america. we will look at the corporate sponsorship parties here in charlotte with the sunlight foundat
. we are in north carolina, this is the new south, a new south because the manies and civil rights activists were successful in holding up the south to voting rights. so, blacks and latinos and women can vote and now you can bring -- you could not have had the carolina factors at one time. >>neil: is it fair in that quest the pain not republicans is they ask when you vote you show proof you are an american citizen. >>guest: i don't know if it is racist but it limits people's access. if you make seniors --. >>neil: you need that at the airport. >>guest: why can you not use a utility bill. many do not have a birth certificate, so --. >>neil: but you do not think it is racist for republicans? >>guest: no, this affects more than, 18 years of serving in vietnam and you cannot vote? >>neil: you say racism is alive and well? >>guest: very were. but those would want to abolish it, they are asupply well, and the struggle to be a better nation, we see breakthroughs and it is the hope of the becoming less racist that makes us fairer. >>neil: but does someone like you step back and someone tal
ryan was in north carolina. >> the president can say a lot c things-- and he will-- but he can't tell you that you're t hter off. simply put: the jimmy carter years look like the good old days compared to where we are right now. (laughter) he reporter: vice president biden arrived in detroit armed with this answer. >> you want to know whether we're better off? i've got a little bumper sticker ffr you. "osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive!" >> reporter: by some measures, americans are better off today. home prices are up and jobs are being created. however, median income, jim, is down since the president took office and unemployment is higher than when he came to office. it's now 8.3%. >> axelrod: bob schieffer is our chief washington correspondent and the anchor of "face the nation." e thoins us from the time warner cable arena in charlotte. bob, what do you think we'll hear from the democrats starting tomorrow night? ta you know, jim, in 1996 bob dole, who was a world war ii wro, said that he wanted to be a link to the greatest generation, the people of that era and r
'm terrell brown. tonight, the democratic national convention kicks off in charlotte, north carolina, a state president obama barely carried in 2008. and according to a new poll of north carolina voters, mitt romney now leads the president by four points. during the convention, democrats hope to draw a sharp contrast with republicans. but tonight, first lady michelle obama will try to get her party back on message after they bungled a very simple question. susan mcginnis is at the convention center this morning. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, good morning, terrell. yeah, michelle obama was here yesterday doing an informal rehearsal, a warm-up for tonight, when she will address millions of americans, and democrats hope, help convince them that they are better off than four years ago. the stage has been built, the party platform released, and democrats are ready to kick off their 2012 convention. >> this has been such a historic time, i couldn't imagine not coming. >> reporter: but as the festivities begin, republicans won't let go of the question, are americans better off than th
to suppress this. plus, all eyes on north carolina this weekend. not even college basketball season. and the other health care crisis. there are not enough doctors in america. but, first, down in charlotte, pitching a big blue tent much eats see what's going on in there. >>>ed good morning, i'm melissa harris pier. the republican national convention to a close, the campaign is back out on the road. he talked about the reading material he used to help him with his convention speech. >> one of the speeches i read was the convention speech of barack obama, not one of the ones i wanted to draw from, but i couldn't resist a couple of things he said. he made a lot of promises. and i noted he didn't keep a lot of promises. >> so while i don't agree with his conclusion, i couldn't resist following mr. romney's lead in going back to a few of president obama's speeches as we gear up for the democratic national convention. here he is on inauguration day 2009. >> for everywhere we look there, is work to be done. the state of our economy calls for action, bold and swift and we will act. not only
convention from charlotte, north carolina. every minute every speech live here on c-span. next a discussion on southern voters in the election. then robert kennedy's remarks at the 1964 democratic convention at 11:00 p.m. another chance to see "q&a" with ami horowitz. cbs news hour led the discussion on current trend and issues influencing southern politics, the 2012 election and future of the south. this is about an an hour and 15 minutes. >> hi everybody i'm judy, woodruff, i'm delighted to be here. i want to thank scott keeter with pew. i saw so many people in the room taking notes. i think you're going to be swarmed with people who ask questions and that will be looking at those not only your website and thumb drive and anything they can get their hands on information. i want to thank my dear friend susan king at the university of north carolina. if you're wondering why see asked a duke graduate to moderate this discussion, i will tell you, it's because i promised to be on good behavior. i was not going to wear any blue devil paraphernalia. i came from a brief rehearsal at the arena. w
from charlotte, north carolina. every minute, every speech. live on c-span. next, a discussion about southern voters in the election. then speeches from past democratic conventions, including hillary clinton in 1996 and edward kennedy in 1980. gavelspan's gavel-to- coverage of the democratic convention starts this week. every minute, every speech, live on c-span, c-span radio, and online at the two speakers tuesday night include san antonio mayor julian castro and first lady michelle obama. wednesday, massachusetts senate candidate elizabeth warren and former president oakland in. thursday, vice president joe biden and president barack obama. >> in the end, that is what this election is about. do we participate in a the politics of cynicism, or do we participate in a politics of hope? john f. kerry calls on us to hope. john edwards calls on us to hope. i am not talking about blind optimism, the willful ignorance that is unemployment will go away if we do not think about it. or that health care will solve itself if we do in -- just ignore it. i am talking about something m
money. it is like in north carolina. you had to be a union worker to work in the convention center. isn't that discrimination? guest: back in the 2008 cycle, there were two unions who talked about how they spend $400 million on obama's campaign alone. someone in "the new york times" wrote about that. there's a lot of money in the political process. not that we separate out this money, but when one pot of money has compulsory power when they pay as a condition of their employment, that is an injustice. the idea of money in the political process is a much bigger issue, peter. if it were not for the compulsion and workers forced to pay fees and the condition of pain their jobs, we would not have an argument. union members who disagree with the way they were spending their money could get out. they can because of litigation we have one at the supreme court level, but really, to show them a choice. they have to give up their workplace rights, resign union membership. they cannot vote on contracts that govern there are employment. in order to protect their workplace right, they have to give u
broadcasting live from charlotte, north carolina. jon: we have michelle obama on night number one. bill clinton on night number two. then we move to the stadium. 77,000 you think. martha: hopefully no thunderstorms. bill: enjoy your families today have a gait barbecue. happy lable about day to you. martha: happy labor day to you at home. "happening now" starts right now. jon: gearing up for the democratic national convention on this labor day. good morning i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, i'm jenna lee. we're live on the convention floor where democrats are descending on charlotte where this week they will renominate president obama for a second term. the president and vice president aren't quite there yet. campaigning in a few other battleground states among other things. but the gop vice-presidential nominee is in north carolina. paul ryan is set to hold a rally roughly two hours from now. host city charlotte celebrating labor day with a festival in the heart of all the convention activity. wendell goler is live in the thick of it all with more for us. hi, there, wendell. >> reporter:
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